1930 World Snooker Championship

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World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 17 March–23 May 1930
Final venue Thurston's Hall
Final city London
Country England
Organisation(s) BACC
Highest break England Joe Davis (79)
Final
Champion England Joe Davis
Runner-up England Tom Dennis
Score 25–12
1929
1931

The 1930 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament played in various locations throughout the season. The final was held at the Thurston's Hall in London, England from 19 to 23 May.[1] Joe Davis won his fourth World title by defeating Tom Dennis 25–12. Davis made a 79 break in the final, the highest break in the history of the tournament, breaking his own record set in the previous year.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Match Dates Venue, city
Tom Newman v Nat Butler 17–20 March 1930 Newman's Club, London
Fred Lawrence v Alec Mann 17–? March 1930 Birmingham
Joe Davis v Fred Lawrence 23–25 April 1930 Camkin's Hall, Birmingham
Tom Dennis v Nat Butler 1–3 May 1930 Camkin's Hall, Birmingham
Joe Davis v Tom Dennis 19–24 May 1930 Thurston's Hall, London

Detail[edit]

Tom Newman met Nat Butler at Newman's Club in St John's Wood, London. Newman led 5–3 on the first day and 11–5 after two days. there was just one session on the following two days. Butler won all four frames on the third day and then won the first four frames on the final day to win 13–11.[3]

Fred Lawrence and Alec Mann played their first round match in Birmingham. Lawrence won all eight frames on the first day but Mann had the better of the second day to leave Lawrence 10–6 ahead.[4]

Joe Davis comfortably won his semi-final against Lawrence. Davis won the first 12 frames and, although Lawrence won the next two, Davis won 13–2 with a day to spare.[5]

The final was planned to be played from Monday 19 May to Saturday 24 May and was over 49 frames. There were eight frames played each day with four frames in the afternoon and four in the evening (five on the final day). The match was held at Thurston's Hall, Leicester Square in London. Davis led 6–2 at the end of the first day, winning both sessions 3–1.[6] Davis won all four frames on the second afternoon but the evening session was split 2–2 to leave Davis 10–4 ahead. In the last frame of the afternoon session Davis scored a championship record break of 79.[7] Davis won the afternoon session 3–1 and although Dennis halved the evening session, Davis led 17–7 overnight.[8] Each player won two frames on the fourth afternoon session but Davis won three in evening to lead 22–10.[9] The fifth afternoon session was shared to leave Davis 24–12, needing just one more frame. Davis won the first frame in the evening to win 25–12, winning a day early. Davis scored a 70 break in the second frame of the day.[10]

Main draw[edit]

Sources:[5][10]

  Round 1
Best of 25 frames
    Semi-final
Best of 25 frames
    Final
Best of 49 frames
                           
        England  Joe Davis 13  
  England  Fred Lawrence 13     England  Fred Lawrence 2    
  England  Alec Mann 11         England  Joe Davis 25
      England  Tom Dennis 12
        England  Tom Dennis 13    
  England  Tom Newman 11     Scotland  Nat Butler 11  
  Scotland  Nat Butler 13  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 49 frames.
Thurston's Hall, Leicester Square in London, England, 19–23 May 1930.[6][7][8][9][10]
Joe Davis
 England
25–12 Tom Dennis
 England
Day 1: 43–57, 70–42, 56–37, 81–28, 55–57, 70–25, 88–43, 63–20
Day 2: 76–26, 68–37, 56–48, 104–19 (79), 58–75, 83–29, 84–36, 32–73
Day 3: 48–53, 100–13, 102–22, 58–38, 29–57, 83–25, 37–86, 81–33
Day 4: 12–84, 65–49, 85–24, 37–80, 75–27, 56–43, 41–50, 96–37
Day 5: 55–62, 93–39 (70), 25–72, 70–57, 74–33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "1931 World Professional Championship". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 17 May 2006. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Professional Snooker". The Times. 21 March 1930. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Professional snooker". Sheffield Independent. 19 March 1930. Retrieved 18 December 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b "Joe Davis". Nottingham Evening Post. 25 April 1930. Retrieved 20 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ a b "Professional Snooker Championship". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligence. 20 May 1930. Retrieved 17 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b "Snooker Championship". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligence. 21 May 1930. Retrieved 17 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ a b "Snooker Championship". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligence. 22 May 1930. Retrieved 17 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ a b "Snooker Championship". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligence. 23 May 1930. Retrieved 17 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ a b c "Snooker Championship – Won by Davis for fourth successive year". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligence. 24 May 1930. Retrieved 17 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).